2023-2024 ASB Leadership
One big, red & gold family!
BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL
Ki’Donyae B., Melody C., Amaya H., Chiefs of Publicity
Mr. V, Director of Student Activities
Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
PA: Trivia Friday with Principal Coleman
August 25, 2023
Here is today’s video bulletin:
First Week Resources
AUG 23 TITLE IX & RESOURCES for SEXUAL HARM & WHERE TO REPORT video intro
AUG 24 Library & CCC video intro
AUG 25 Spirit video intro < < < links to the 8.25 video bulletin
BHS Fall PE Waivers
All Fall 2023 waivers are available on the Berkeley High School website located under documents.
Final Signature from the coach is due September 1, 2023
* For the Berkeley YMCA PE Waiver Program contact Angelo Petrilli at firstname.lastname@example.org
* For BHS Athletic Teams contact the Athletic Directors at email@example.com
Fall Waiver Process
1. Student provides Student ID number, Grade level and SLC to the coach
2. Your coach will print and complete all parts of the waiver provided on the BHS website.
3. Your coach writes a letter on company letterhead.
a. Letter Requirements:
i. MUST be on company letterhead
ii. Your name and the date
iii. Your coach’s contact information
iv. Assurance that you are meeting state physical standards and competencies
through the sports activity
v. The specific number of hours you will be doing the activity – minimum of 60
vi. The coach who writes and signs the letter MUST also sign the waiver in the
beginning of the semester & at the end. Remember all coach signatures must be
by the same coach.
4. Must provide proof of registration and/or billing statement from the organization where you plan to complete your PE credits requirement. The registration must be current to Fall 2021 and must have the student’s name showing he/she is registered.
5. Your coach must email the PE waiver form, letter, and proof of registration to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, September 1, 2023. The coach and the student will receive a confirmation receipt that all documents have been received and are for review.
6. Once you have completed your hours, have the same coach sign and email the original copy of the waiver with the additional signature back to email@example.com by Friday, December 15, 2023.
Contact BHS PE Waivers Team firstname.lastname@example.org
* For the Berkeley YMCA PE Waiver Program contact Angelo Petrilli at email@example.com
YMCA PE Waiver Program
Fall 2023: September 8th – December 8th
This is an alternative P.E. program designed to help students obtain the values and habits that lead to lifelong fitness. Students have to complete a minimum of 60 fitness hours (combination of independent workouts, in person fitness classes, and teen clinics) and additional program requirements to earn a passing grade to receive 5 credits toward Berkeley High School P.E. requirement. This program is for 10th – 12th grade students.
Students are eligible to register for the Fall 2023 program if they:
1. Attend 1 informational meeting via zoom
2. Have an active Downtown Berkeley Y teen/young adult membership
A membership is required to register and participate in the program.
PE Waiver Program Fee: $25
Informational Meetings via Zoom – only 1 meeting is required
Dates: August 23rd, 25th, and 28th
Join Info Meeting: Fall 23 Waiver Orientation
(link works for all dates)
· Informational meetings are open to all students regardless of YMCA membership status.
· Students must sign in with BHS student email address for entry to the meeting.
· Parents/Guardians are welcome.
· Join the meeting on time.
Berkeley YMCA Membership
To sign up for a teen/young adult membership, go to www.ymcaeastbay.org/join
· Cost $34/month Teen (ages 13-17); $40/month Young Adult (ages 18-26)
· Parent/Guardian must sign up the teen member
· Financial Assistance is available
Last day to register is September 15th. Plan accordingly to attend a meeting. No additional informational meetings will be offered. Fall program will run September 8th to December 8th. For more information, contact Angelo Petrilli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial Assistance: Financial assistance is available to help make Y memberships and programs available to people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Funds are made available by the generous individuals who donate to the Y. The Y will grant financial assistance to the extent that funds are available. To apply, please go to our website https://ymcaeastbay.org/financial-assistance
BHS Soccer Interest Meeting
All boys interested in playing soccer for Berkeley High this winter please make plans to attend our annual preseason meeting on Thursday, October 5th from 5:30 to 7:00pm at the Berkeley Sports Basement – 2727 Milvia Street. Soccer tryouts begin October 30th – go to berkeleyhighathletics.org and register today!
Todos los ninos interesados en jugar fútbol para Berkeley High este invierno hagan planes para asistir a nuestra reunion annual de pretemporade el jueves 5 de octubre de 5:30 a 7:00pm en Berkeley Sports Basement – 2727 Milvia Street. Las pruebas de fútbol comienzan el 30 de octubre. ¡Visite berkeleyhighathletics.org y regístrese hoy!
Contact Stace Wright email@example.com
Attention student-athletes interested in playing basketball this winter
Open gyms are starting next week.
Monday, 8/28 Pre-season meeting at 4:30pm in the Jacket gym followed by open gym at 5PM. From now until tryouts on 10/30, girls open gym will be 5PM-7PM every Mon/Wed in the Jacket Gym
Tuesday, 8/29: Open gym at 4:30pm in the Jacket gym. From now until tryouts on 10/30, boys open gym will be 4:30-6pm every Tues/Thurs in the Jacket gym
Complete your registration for clearance NOW so you’re ready to go on the first day of tryouts. Go to berkeleyhighathletics.org to do so.
Boys Coach Mike Hudson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Coach Reggie Figgs: Reggiefiggs@gmail.com
Submitted by email@example.com
Support your Yellow Jackets!
For Upcoming Games Check out the full BHS Athletics Schedule
Follow on X & Instagram @bhsjacketsports
ContactAthletic Director firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT PREVIOUSLY SHARED ANNOUNCEMENTS
Join the Yearbook Staff
The yearbook is still taking applications for the 2023-2024 staff. It’s a fine arts credit, good for your gpa, looks good on college apps, and you get a free yearbook at the end of the year. Although it is a 7th period and we understand that you guys are busy, we are willing to work around your schedule in order to make it work. If you are interested, stop by C327 in the next few weeks after school to talk to Ms. Mage about joining.
Submitted by email@example.com
Our Monologues Submissions Open!
JOIN the 2023-2024 BHS MUSICAL
There is going to be a BHS musical this year! All BHS and BTA students are welcome to audition for the school-wide production of Urinetown. Come to the A building lobby at lunch on Friday 8/25 for audition information…and free pizza!
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Berkeley High Jacket Student Newspaper is Now Hiring!
The Berkeley High Jacket is opening up applications for writers, illustrators, photographers, copy team members, and new columnists. We are a completely student run newspaper that publishes biweekly. Writing, photography, and illustration experience is not required, but please email email@example.com if you have any questions. Applications are due September 15th, please consider applying!
Check out our instagram @bhsjacket for more information about applications.
Gender Affirming Clothing
The Alliance of Gender Expansive Students has raised money to buy gender affirming clothing for students who can not otherwise access it. If you have money to buy the clothing but can’t access it because of other reasons, we can provide the clothing if you give us the money for it. If you don’t have the money for gender affirming clothing, we can use our fundraised money to buy it. If you can pitch in for your clothes please do.
To get clothes there will be a google form linked in the bulletin. There will also be posters up around campus with a QR code to the form. Other than a way to contact you, it can be filled out completely anonymously.
Submitted by Berkeleyhighages@gmail.com
The Nuerodiversity Club is back!
We are meeting every Friday during lunch. This year we will meet in G104H, in the G104 hall. Our first meeting will be this Friday August 25th. Natasha Praglin is our new president. We will discuss our ideas and visions for the club and enjoy hanging out in our new space. Pizza will be delivered.
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Class of 2027 Leadership Team
Represent your hive! Even if you have not thought of yourself as a leader, you should consider adding your name to the 9th Grade Leadership Lottery. Instead of an election or interview, ASB Leadership will be conducting a lottery to select one representative from each Hive and an additional five students from any hive. We will also select five alternates.
Each one of you has the appropriate experience, requisite knowledge and the passion to work on projects that serve your classmates and Berkeley High. We are excited that this model of building a team will bring forward new voices and a new energy to the ASB Leadership team.
During the fall semester as a team, you will work on a team fundraiser, decide on an activity where you will spend those funds, and collaborate on a 9th grade community campaign. You will get experience speaking up, reaching out to new people, creating effective promotional campaigns, and making decisions in a team setting. If you enjoy this experience, then you can decide to run for an elected position in February or interview for an appointed position later in the spring. Along with the memories and new skills, you would receive 5 elective credits.
Student Learning Center is Now Open
The Academic Support Coordinator
Student Learning Center aka College & Career Center 2nd Floor D-building
BREAKFAST & LUNCH
FREE to ALL STUDENTS
Here is the menu.
Even though food is free to all students, you are encouraged to apply to the EZ Meal App program.
Families should complete an EZ Meal App in order to receive benefits under the free & reduced lunch program. If determined to qualify, students can receive discounts to school events (prom, graduation, etc.) among other testing discounts if they have completed forms on file with B.U.S.D.
STILL NEED A TEXTBOOK?
Come to the Book Room by the A Gate!
Open Mon – Thurs before school, at lunch, & after school.
Mon: 9:30 – 10, 12:30 – 1, 3:30 – 4:00
Tues – Thurs: 8 – 8:30, 11:40 – 12:20, 3:30 – 4:00
Please have your student ID card and the name(s) of the books you need.
You can also return books from previous years!
Come join Berkeley High’s rowing team! We row year round on the estuary and race competitively at regattas, regionals and nationals. There is an info meeting to join on Wednesday, August 23rd on the bleachers at 4:30 after school. Come and check out the team, meet the coaches and hear about our novice program. That’s this Wednesday after school on the bleachers.
Contact Marie Jones, Crew Head Coach, email@example.com
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
The BHS Reuse Center is Open &
Looking for Student Managers
The Sustainability Program is excited to announce that the Reuse Center is open and ready for you! Before you head to the store to buy new books and binders, please take a moment to pick up materials at the reuse center. We have FREE books, notepads, calculators, bookbags, clothing, shoes, and binders. Teachers, there are also materials for you too! We are located between the G building and the football field in a 40ft shipping container. We will be open every Thursday, from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
We are taking more donations on Wednesday, August 30th from 9 am to 4:30 pm. Please leave your donations beside the shipping container.
We are looking for a reuse center Student Manager to assist us throughout this school year. If you are interested, please review the job description here.
Reusable To-Go Foodware Pilot Project
To further reduce the amount of trash generated at Berkeley High School, the City of Berkeley and the BUSD Sustainability Program are assessing the feasibility of a reusable takeout foodware pilot project with nearby restaurants. We would love to partner with students to help with restaurant recruitment efforts and help us identify which restaurants are frequented most by high school students.
Submitted by email@example.com
BHS STUDENT CLUB UPDATES
Join a BHS Student Club BHS Student Club List
New Clubs are being added every day!
The 2023-2024 Club Registration form is now OPEN!
Attention all current club leaders & staff sponsors, please register your student club for the 2023-2024 school year. All new and returning clubs must complete the registration form where they will submit a club constitution and in some cases a club budget. See the club registration for more details and links to the constitution template.
Contact Mr. V or Sanam R-S
Need a Replacement Student ID? September 18 is the next on-campus photo day.
Need a Locker? Visit C210 during lunch or after school.
Make a BHS Health Center Appt. Click here
Join a BHS Student Club BHS Student Club List
Club Registration Register a BHS Student Club for 2023-24
BHS Athletics Berkeleyhighathletics.org
Class of 2024 Senior Letter Senior Info, Dates & Resources
ASB Leadership is a collective student voice composed of a diverse body of student leaders. Our mission is to create a more positive and engaging experience at Berkeley High through civic engagement, community building, sustainability, social events, and positive staff-student relations.
Berkeley High ASB Leadership
1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704
Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy
The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to providing a hostile-free working and learning environment. The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, based on actual or perceived race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding/lactation status (related medical conditions), religion, color, national origin (including language restrictions and possession of a driver’s license (issued under Vehicle Code), ancestry, immigration status, physical or mental disability (including clinical depression and bipolar disorder, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, epilepsy, seizure disorder, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and heart attack), medical condition (cancer-related and genetic characteristics), military and veteran status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age (40 and above), genetic information, political belief or affiliation (unless union related), a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation in any program or activity it conducts or to which it provides significant assistance.
Discrimination is different treatment based on a protected characteristic in the context of an educational program, work or activity without a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason that interferes with or limits the individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by the District or includes an adverse employment action.
Hostile environment harassment occurs when a target is subjected to unwelcome conduct based on a protected characteristic, which is both subjectively offensive to the target and would be offensive to a reasonable person of similar circumstances/characteristics and is sufficiently so severe, and so pervasive to interfere with or limit an individual’s ability to effectively work or to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or opportunities offered by the District. Harassment may take many forms, including but not limited to, verbal remarks and name-calling, graphic and written statements, or any conduct that may be threatening or humiliating. Harassment based on any of the above protected categories is a form of unlawful discrimination and will not be tolerated by the District and can result in disciplinary action against the offending student or employee.
Upon witnessing an act of discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, based on actual or perceived protected characteristics, school personnel are required to take immediate steps to intervene when it is safe to do so. Once a school/office has expressed notice or reason to know of such conduct, whether carried out by employees, students, or third parties, it should take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate, determine what occurred, take prompt and effective steps reasonably calculated to end the conduct, eliminate a hostile environment, if one has been created and prevent the conduct from occurring again. These steps should be taken regardless of whether an individual makes a complaint or asks the school/office to take action. Complaints are protected from retaliation. The District prohibits retaliation against any person who files a complaint or an appeal, reports instances of noncompliance, discrimination, harassment, bullying, and intimidation, or who participates in the complaint-filing or investigation process. This nondiscriminatory policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within any school/office under the jurisdiction of the Berkeley Unified School District.
For more information, or to file a complaint please contact:District Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer Berkeley Unified School District, 2020 Bonar Street, Room 117, Berkeley CA 94702 Phone: (510) 486-9338; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org